How to involve your mum on your wedding day

Your wedding day is all about you and your partner, but you’ll probably want to include another important person in your big day, you mum.

Inside Weddings say, “Generally speaking, mothers help their daughters plan for their wedding, but then when it comes to the big day, the fathers get all the attention. Dads walk the bride down the aisle and help open up the reception with the father-daughter dance. While highlighting a father’s relationship with his daughter is a lovely tradition, it hardly feels fair to the wonderful mothers of the brides who were likely more involved in planning the day!”

It will be a very emotional day for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom, so get her involved in your wedding day and make her feel special.

Give Her a Special Gift – Why not gift your mum something special on the morning of your wedding day. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, maybe a handwritten note on cute stationary with a personal message, you could add a photo of you both, a handkerchief, and perhaps a small piece of jewellery to commemorate the day.

Let Your Mum Help You Get Ready – Your mum will love spending those last precious hours with you while you get ready for your wedding. It is a very special moment when you put on your dress, and it is only right your mum is there.

Let her button up your gown, and adjust your veil, spend a few moments alone together before your dad gets to see you for the first time in your wedding dress.

Let Your Mum Walk Down the Aisle with You – We all know that traditionally the father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day, but you should really do what feels right for you. If you want your mum to escort you, you should go ahead. You could always have both parents by your side to walk you down the aisle, there are not set rules, it’s your day after all.

Mother and Daughter Dance – The father and bride dance are a cute wedding reception tradition. The mother and son dance are always a highlight, but you could always stir it up a bit and surprise your guests with a choreographed mother and daughter dance. You will both have great fun learning the dance, and get to bond and create some great memories about the both of you.

Give Her Your Bouquet – Instead of throwing your bouquet, why not present it to your mum when the speeches are done, you can publicly thank her and perhaps later at the reception, dedicate a song to her.

If your mum has passed away, you could include her by having her favourite flowers in your bridal bouquet, or have a bouquet on the top table with her photograph next to it. This is a lovely way to honour your mother, it is a sweet and sentimental gesture.

Mother of Honour – Your mum has been by your side during every important occasion in your life, so why not have her standing with you on the biggest day of your life, your wedding day. Your mum will love being included in such an important part of your wedding ceremony and make her feel very special.

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